Donald Trump Sends 'Best Wishes' to Muslims on Ramadan

Donald Trump Sends 'Best Wishes' to Muslims on Ramadan

Donald Trump Sends 'Best Wishes' to Muslims on Ramadan

Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because tradition says the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) during that month.

Ramadan 2018 will begin in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, it has been announced.

"Ramadhan is also a cherished time of community, often spent reconnecting with family and friends". The first day of Eid Al Fitr - which translates in Arabic to the feast of breaking the fast - coincides with the first day of the lunar calendar month of Shawwal.

Thursday, May 17, will be the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan this year, the Saudi Supreme Court has announced.

It is a period that the faithful undertake a dawn - dusk fasting which primarily entails abstinence from food, drink, marital intimacy and any such prohibitions as instructed by Allah (God).

The official date is subject to the moon-sighting.

Muslims around the world are set to mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn until sunset. As the end of the month approaches, Muslims buy new clothes for themselves and to gift to the relatives and the loved ones.

Ramadan is one of the five "pillars" of Islam. Previous year more accidents happened in the late morning rush hour between 10am and 11am than any other time.

The UAE will most likely celebrate the end of a month of fasting on the weekend of June 15.

Noting that Ramadan reminds of the richness Muslims add to the religious tapestry of American life, Trump said Americans are blessed to live under a Constitution that fosters religious liberty and respects religious practice.

A typical greeting is Ramadan Mubarak, which implies "have a blessed Ramadan".

On the day, Muslims attend a special prayer in the morning at outdoor locations or mosques.

All Muslims who have reached puberty and are in good health are required to fast.

After that, the standard follow is to adjourn for prayer after which the primary meal is served.

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